Sony Was Hacked in February and Chose to Stay Silent

Sam Biddle reports:

Sony says the recent breach of its servers and weeklong cyber humiliation is an “unprecedented” strike and an “unparalleled crime.” If they’re shocked by these events, they’ve been shocked for almost a year: leaked emails obtained by Gawker show security troubles dating back to February.

If you read the full article on Gawker, you’ll see emails noting a hack that Sony chose not to disclose and where they elected not to notify affected individuals because, well, they just had no legal obligation to notify.

It just continues to get worse and worse for them, doesn’t it? But it all seems self-inflicted, and any attempts to portray them as the victims will be met with, “No, your employees are the victims, and you’re responsible for their embarrassment and potential problems.”

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